Political activities of Canadian charities: how much is ‘too much’?

Why It Matters

Historically, social purpose organizations have been denied charitable status in Canada with others being audited by the Canada Revenue Agency for exceeding a limit on ‘political activities’ or public policy advocacy. That rule has changed now — allowing charities to engage in more systemic work.

COVID stole the spotlight from Canada’s health advocacy groups — here’s how they’re adapting.

Why It Matters

As the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated conversation globally, healthcare advocacy groups find themselves in a battle for public attention in order to represent their patients’ time-sensitive interests.

“At the end of the day it's not about shiny impact reports”: Nine funders on what they learned in 2021 that will change their work forever

Why It Matters

Social finance and philanthropy leaders hold a lot of power in the social purpose sector. These nine leaders say 2021 brought them lessons that will change the way they work in 2022 and beyond.

Canada’s “lifesaving” wage and rent subsidies are gone. Here’s why non-profits and charities are worried.

Why It Matters

Non-profits and charities intent on supporting an equitable recovery don’t just need government handouts — they need financial stability.